Name This Font - A Practical Encyclopedia of Letterforms: Volume 1: Uppercase, Upright Fonts - Sans Serif, Serif, Condensed
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'Name This Font, Volume I' covers 369 of the most popular and interesting uppercase, upright fonts in current use. It illustrates sans serif, serif, and condensed letterforms. The individual characters of the alphabet are shown in separate charts, and arranged in accordance with variations in their shape. Name This Font - A Practical Encyclopedia of Letterforms' is intended for use by all who work with text and letters - graphic designers, computer artists, copywriters, printers, typesetters. 'Name This Font' is an invaluable new tool that eliminates the tiresome and frustrating search for a font name through hundreds of pages of font catalogs. This unique publication is extremely helpful in (a) identifying a font in any medium - book, advertisement, billboard, computer or TV screen, (b) finding a font substitute, and (c) selecting a font to use. 'Name This Font' is envisioned as a multi-volume publication whose aim is to illustrate the most popular and interesting fonts in current use. The first two volumes start with the uppercase letterforms: these letterforms are the easiest to identify, and, as the ones most often used in headlines, signs and logos, seem to be most important. Future volumes will bring lowercase and italic faces, numerals and symbols. 'Volume 1' displays sans serif, serif and condensed classes. 'Volume 2' deals with the decorative/design/display, script, and blackletter/uncial fonts. Each volume is designed to be used independently of the other. Individual characters of the alphabet are arranged in separate charts, where just one letterform is shown, progressively, in all its variations. The letterforms in charts are large (72 points), making all details of their design easily noticeable. This original and highly-efficient arrangement allows the user to find the name of a given letterform in a matter of seconds.